IT’S THE END OF AN ERA! THE FINAL CHAPTER of Shaggy Reads Twilight! THIS IS IT! AFTER 5 YEARS! OVER! Chapter 24.
(… now if only I invested as much time into an original project. BUT, a promise is a promise!)
Thanks to SRTeam Anonymous for donating to our 2012 Movember efforts!
Originally made as a Christmas gift for UberFriendship columnist Graham in 2009, SRT became a weird experiment in developing character voices, and using inappropriate sound effects & well crafted interruptions to make such rich narrative accessible to we, the common people.
…THAT, and folks seemed to enjoy it, so we promised more if people donated to the Movember charity. (wanted some good to come from all this)
Life, as it does, got in the way of getting them recorded & edited in a “timely” manor (read: less than 5 years), but we at UberFriendship are sworn to uphold our promises. SO, here it is. Thank you, and good night!
All right, time for some more Star Trek talk! You know I love Star Trek and relish any opportunity to talk about it. Some casting news came out today and I want to spend some time going over who that person could be playing. First, though, the old news.
The script is being co-written by Simon “Scotty” Pegg, so that’s interesting. He co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End so he’s got all the cred he needs, but this is definitely on a bigger scale than anything he’s done before. The director is Justin Lin, who’s basically just directed the Fast and Furious movies since part 3. Those movies are fun, but dumb which is not something I ever like saying about Star Trek. Dumb, I mean, not fun.
The big new news that I’m insanely pleased to hear is that Idris Elba is in talks to play the mysterious villain. Who could he be? Continue reading →
The 100 is a TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has fled to space to escape nuclear winter on Earth. 97 years after escaping to space, the space station has sent down 100 people to see if Earth is still inhabitable.
Ahoy mateys! So ye may’ve heard that Netflix be scared o’ a newfangled competitor that goes by th’ moniker Popcorn Time. They be scurred that th’ saucy scallywags might pillage their gold across th’ digital seven seas. Well I be tellin’ ye tis’ here Popcorn Time be th’ real deal. Thar gunna be no waitin’ fer no downloadin’. Th’ user inturface be purtier than the purtiest of lasses.
The simplistic employment dividers in the world are based on the worker’s collar. Blue collar workers generally do manual labour – construction, plumbing, garbage collector, etc. White collar workers push paper and wear suits – accountants, lawyers, bankers, etc. Today, I’m not sure why, but I started thinking about the way that superheroes earn their money. Most of the ones that I could think of are definitely more white collar. Continue reading →
Last week, we got the devastating news that Mr. Leonard Nimoy passed away. As I’m sure you’ve noticed in previous posts, Star Trek is a franchise that is near and dear to my heart. Nimoy’s influence on Star Trek extends beyond simply playing the role of The Enterprise’s first officer to being a creative force with almost as much influence as Gene Roddenberry. In fact, he actually had more say in the movies from Star Trek 2 to 6 than Roddenberry did. (Gene kinda screwed the pooch on that first one.)
Here, then, I’d like to present some of my favorite Nimoy moments from Star Trek and beyond. Continue reading →
Some shoppers need to feel like they’re scoring a deal whenever they shop. Retailers have figured out how to give people what they want. They create fake sales by raising their prices and then “discounting” their goods to normal prices.
Something occurred to me this weekend that I’d like to discuss here. It’s not important, or culturally relevant, just something that struck me. I also have not any research into this, so it’s purely anecdotal based on stuff that is rattling around in my head. So, with those disclaimers out of the way, here’s my thought: Until recently, the most important characters within the Marvel universe were the least important outside of it. Continue reading →